Nikita & Serena
Day & Nite Hawaii
Jewelry & Accessory Designers
Interview: October 2013
What do you like most about living & working in Hawai’i?
The infinite amount of inspiration. The Hawaiian islands are so unique and beautiful. We love that every day, you have a plethora of adventures to choose from. Inspiration is every where: the beaches, the mountains, the people — it’s captivating.
When did you ladies establish your business & how did you decide on jewelry?
We decided to form Day & Nite a few years ago after realizing we were looking for something more unique than what we were finding in stores. The best thing about designing is knowing you can make something completely different, whether bold or subtle. We love challenging our creativity.
How does the nature of your designs & work relate uniquely to the islands?
We start with a simple idea that is usually inspired by something we’ve done or seen, anything from watersports, hiking, dancing, or dining. We try to achieve a look to fulfill a feeling.
Your beautiful handcrafted jewelry incorporates the use of gorgeous precious stones. Do you each have stones you particularly favor working with?
We love pairing an elegant crystal with a casual oceanic element. We like to use Swarovski crystal, Fresh Water Pearls, unique yet subtle shells. We like using contrasting elements to create a unique look.
Do you have a favorite season for style & fashion?
It sounds cliche, but Summer! It’s always summer in Hawaii. My favorite outfit is a bikini, Maui Jim shades & a stylish combo of D&N jewelry.